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Having a wood fire burning in your fireplace all winter long can save you on your electric bills, not to mention the nice homey feel it can give your house. However when smoke goes up a chimney, it leaves behind ash and carbon residue. These residues need to be cleaned out periodically, or they can result in chimney fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and lack of airflow though the chimney to the outside. You may wonder what the cost is to have a chimney sweep clean out your chimney, and a number of factors influence the price for cleaning it.

How often do you use your fireplace?

If you use your fireplace four or more times a week, you will need the chimney cleaned on a regular basis to guard against build-up. It is best to have a chimney sweep come to your home to do an assessment of what is needed before you plan on how often you will have a chimney cleaning. This will be the single-most important factor in the cost of your chimney's upkeep as it will determine how often a chimney sweeper comes to your home.

How steep is your roof?

A chimney sweep must clean your chimney on both the inside and outside of your home. The outside portion involves climbing on your roof and cleaning down the chimney for as far as he can reach. If you have a particularly high or steep roof that will make it either difficult to access by way of a ladder or especially difficult to climb on, then your chimney sweep may have extra fees involved in your cleaning. This is something to address with him before the beginning of the cleaning.

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How long since your last cleaning?

Cleaning your chimney is an important task and must be done for the sake of your safety. If you haven't had your chimney cleaned in many years and use your fireplace regularly, the cost of the initial cleaning may be more expensive than any subsequent cleaning. Any build-up that has solidified over the years may be very difficult to remove and so the cleaning will need to be more extensive.


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Joni Tiller More than 1 year ago
Very helpful info before meeting the expert.
leyla Croce More than 1 year ago
did you found somebody to clean you chimney?
Alice lambert More than 1 year ago
Important info given to assist with obtaining a estimate

Gretchen Duling 11 months ago
Our past cost experience has been $75-100.
Pam Van Patten More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to say.  I have have no idea when this chimney was last cleaned as we have only been living at this residence since last October and never used the fireplace all last winter.  (Our first in this home)
Jobekah Trotta 9 months ago
appreciate the detail of information.

susan squires 11 months ago
no one to do my chimney
Gretchen Duling 11 months ago
I have always paid no more than $75.00 for this service!
Teresa Luther 12 months ago
Single story home, ranch home. Hardly ever use fireplace but want it cleaned so I can use.  I pulled hadle on flue and handle came off.  My husband said the screw came out.  
Ruth Norman More than 1 year ago
I have this service done yearly; however I have never use this company is there any one else for the comparison of cost
Candi Thompson More than 1 year ago
Cherley Evans More than 1 year ago
no idea when chimney was last cleaned, i am a renter
Regina Smith More than 1 year ago
We bought our house in December 2014. they had the total chimney redone. We used it a couple of times last winter. Just needs to be cleaned. I need a quote.
LINDA BEAMON More than 1 year ago
I'm single so this info was very helpful. I now know what to expect.
Julie Jewett More than 1 year ago
Good Info to know
Cynthia Bailey More than 1 year ago
Sorry about the previous comment - this article was very helpful. I did not know the residue can cause carbon monoxide leaks which is a safety hazard. So, cleaning it periodically is mandatory. Carbon Monoxide is odorless & fumes can cause instant death.
Cynthia Bailey More than 1 year ago
I need a larger flue to cover my chimney. I have a small one but during the Hurricane Bermine, water got into the ceiling & caused the drywall around it to be damaged which needs to be replaced.
Anne Chismar More than 1 year ago
very helpful
Bruce G. Gauthier More than 1 year ago
thanks for info.
Pam Guagliardo More than 1 year ago
Sounds great so far......
Joan Stanley More than 1 year ago
Great info to have before he arrives.
Shellea Ewig More than 1 year ago
Great info to have before hand
Elliot Levine More than 1 year ago
Provided good direction and expectations.
Gary Camella More than 1 year ago
Fast, informative and helpful.
Wardell Brimm More than 1 year ago
This information was helpful in planning and budgeting to improve the safety and efficiency of my fireplace and chimney.
Eusebio (Sam) Gomez More than 1 year ago
It is good to know what to expect!

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